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The years after college can be some of the most uncertain, unstable times of life. Recent graduates grieve the loss of community, question their place in the world and struggle to find meaningful work. It can be shocking to discover that college did not fully prepare you for the challenges you now face.

But you are not alone. Erica Young Reitz specializes in helping college seniors and recent graduates navigate the transition to postcollege life. She offers practical tools for a life of faithfulness, addressing the top issues graduates face: making decisions, finding friends, managing money, discerning your calling and much more. Discover how to flourish as a Christ-follower in a complex world.


After College understands and speaks to the disorientation that many college graduates experience upon entering the new world of work and adult living. Erica’s book is well-grounded in her years of coaching young adults through this transition and offers lots of practical wisdom.  New graduates need what Erica prescribes: realistic expectations, real community and renewed trust in God’s purposes.”

Katherine Leary Alsdorf, founder, Center for Faith & Work, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

“Erica Reitz has done a masterful job in calling attention to the comprehensive and complex nature of this challenge. She has brought to the task a balance of sound theology, thoughtful reflection and practical advice.

Shirley A. Mullen, president, Houghton College

“A wise road map to life in your twenties…Reitz’s book provides a steady rudder for navigating the tumultuous post-college years.”

David Setran, Price-LeBar Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College, coauthor of Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood

“A one-stop resource for young adults who want to honor Christ at a time in life when everything is changing.”

Peter Krol, president, DiscipleMakers campus ministry

“I hope this book finds its way into the lives of many young men and women who are on their way into the rest of life.”

Steven Garber, The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture, author of Visions of Vocation

“Like reading a trail map before a hike, After College challenges you to think ahead and prepare the essentials you will need for the journey.  This is a resource I wish I had as I was graduating, and one that I hope to share.”

Jen Nixon, campus field ministry national director, Cru